New Arrivals · eAudiobooks

July 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A dance of silver and shadow [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Cellier, Melanie, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 26 min.)) : digital.
When Princess Liliana and her twin sister set sail for new lands, Lily hopes to find adventure and romance. But the people of Marin live under the shadow of a curse-one powerful enough to destroy entire kingdoms. To protect them all, Lily and eleven other princesses are forced to participate in a mysterious and secret tournament. Lily spends her nights competing in a magical underground realm and her days unraveling the dangers of this new court. Although she needs the help of the Marinese prince, Lily knows she can't let herself grow too close to him. There's no time for romance when the duchy is about to fall to the encroaching darkness and the winner of the tournament faces a terrible fate. But Lily and her twin have a secret advantage. And Lily grows increasingly determined to use their magical bond to defeat the tournament, save the princesses, and free Marin. Except she might have to sacrifice true love to do it.

A date with murder : a Murder, she wrote mystery [electronic resource].

July 12, 2018
Fletcher, Jessica, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 05 min.)) : digital.
Jessica Fletcher takes up the cause of her good friend Barbara Babs Wirth after Babs's husband, Hal, suf-fers a fatal heart attack that Jessica has reason to believe was actually murder. Her suspicions are aroused by a sinister dating site Hal used while he and Babs were having marital issues- a site that might be complicit in somehow swindling him out of millions. Jessica's investigation reveals that Hal was far from the only victim, and when his former business partner is also killed, a deadly pattern emerges. Jessica teams up with a brilliant young computer hacker to follow the trail, but as she gets closer to the truth, two near misses force her to realize that she could very well be the next victim. The stakes have never been this high, as Jessica finds herself being stalked by the killer she is trying to catch. She'll need to set the perfect trap to avoid her very own date with murder.

A frozen hell : the Russo-Finnish winter war of 1939-1940 [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Trotter, William R., 1943-
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 58 min.)) : digital.
In 1939, tiny Finland waged war-the kind of war that spawns legends-against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, unfathomable endurance, and the charismatic leadership of one of this century's true military geniuses-these are the elements of both the Finnish victory and a gripping tale of war.

A midwife in Amish country : celebrating God's gift of life [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Osterholzer, Kim Woodard, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 29 min.)) : digital.
Midwife Kim Osterholzer ushers listeners behind the doors of Amish homes as she recounts her adventures answering God's call to the craft of midwifery. Kim chronicles her nine-year apprenticeship grappling with the nuances and idiosyncrasies of homebirth. She recounts the beauty and painstaking effort of those early years spent catching babies by the light of crackling woodstoves, oil lamps, and lanterns. Every birth enthralled her, whether it involved halting hemorrhages, sharing breath with tiny lungs, or bouncing through wild rides in ambulances. Too many times to count, Kim stumbled home feeling overwhelmed and inadequate, yet, as she matured in her relationship with Christ and strained against self-doubt and seemingly insurmountable challenges, those intimate, sacred moments of birth transformed her. Slowly and steadily, Kim learned to play her part in a symphony of inimitable midwives and, at last, tried and tested, took her rightful place among them.

A mother's gift [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953- author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 45 min.)) : digital.
For Leah Otto, marrying Jude Shetler is a long-held dream come true. As a young girl, she was captivated by his good looks and talent as an auctioneer. When Jude, now a widower with three children, begins to court her, Leah doesn't hesitate. Other men may not appreciate her tomboy ways, but Jude values Leah's practical nature and her skill with the animals she tends, and both enter the marriage with joy and optimism. Three months later, Leah feels as if her world is coming down around her. Her twin teenage step-daughters, Alice and Adeline, are pushing boundaries and taking far too many risks, while five-year-old Stevie deeply misses his mother. Leah, more at ease in a barn tending her goats and chickens than in a kitchen, struggles with her housekeeping duties. Then a baby is abandoned on their doorstep, and Leah must search her soul. Caring for little Betsy fills her with renewed purpose and the strength to begin pulling her family together. With Jude's steadfast support, Leah finds that what she once thought of as a happy ending may be something even better-the beginning of a life rich in love, faith, and unexpected blessings.

A return to love : [reflections on the principles of a Course in miracles] [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Williamson, Marianne, 1952-
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 41 min.)) : digital.
Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. Whether psychic pain is in the area of relationships, career, or health, she shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children.

A scandalous deal [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Shupe, Joanna, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 55 min.)) : digital.
They call her Lady Unlucky... With three dead fiances, Lady Eva Hyde has positively no luck when it comes to love. She sets sail for New York City, determined that nothing will deter her dream of becoming an architect, certainly not an unexpected passionate shipboard encounter with a mysterious stranger. But Eva's misfortune strikes once more when she discovers that the stranger who swept her off her feet is none other than her new employer. Or is it Lady Irresistible? Phillip Mansfield reluctantly agrees to let the fiery Lady Eva oversee his luxury hotel project while vowing to keep their relationship strictly professional. Yet Eva is more capable-and more alluring-than Phillip first thought, and he cannot keep from drawing up a plan of his own to seduce her. When a series of onsite accidents makes it clear someone wants Lady Unlucky to earn her nickname, Phillip discovers he's willing to do anything to protect her-even if it requires a scandalous deal...

A shilling for candles [electronic resource].

July 12, 2018
Tey, Josephine, 1896 or 1897-1952, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 48 min.)) : digital.
When a woman's body washes up on an isolated stretch of beach on the southern coast of England, Scotland Yard's Inspector Alan Grant is on the case. But the inquiry into her death turns into a nightmare of false leads and baffling clues. Was there anyone who didn't want lovely screen actress Christine Clay dead?

A tale of beauty and beast : a retelling of beauty and the beast [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Cellier, Melanie, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.)) : digital.
Princess Sophia has helped her twin sister Lily save the duchy of Marin. But now Sophie faces an even greater threat when she sets out to free the cursed kingdom of Palinar from its beastly prince. Alone, and with danger on every side, Sophie must navigate a magical castle and its even more mysterious master to discover the secret to breaking the curse. Except the more time she spends with Prince Dominic, the more she starts to question who exactly she's supposed to be saving. With time running out for the trapped inhabitants, and the reappearance of an old enemy, Sophie may have to choose between saving the kingdom and following her heart. In this reimagining of the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, Beauty will have to use all of her strength and intelligence if she is to outwit her enemies, break a curse and find true love.

Advanced physical chemistry. A Romantic Comedy [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Nix, Susannah.
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 24 min.)) : digital.
After four lousy boyfriends in a row, chemical engineer Penny Popplestone swears off men until she can figure out why they keep cheating on her. But her no-men resolution hits a snag when the mysterious and superhumanly hot barista at her favorite coffee shop strikes up a friendship with her. Penny strives to keep things platonic, but when Caleb gives her the kiss of her life, she realizes he wants to be more than just friends. Tired of always being "good little Penny," she throws caution to the wind and pursues a no-strings fling with the hottie barista. It's not like they have anything in common beyond scorching physical chemistry, so what does she have to lose? Only her heart. Now, this fanfic-reading, plus-size heroine faces an unsolvable problem. What do you do when being apart is unbearable . . . but being together is impossible? Contains mature themes.

Around the Way Girls 6 [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Anthony, Mark.
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 10 min.)) : digital.
Following in the successful footsteps of its predecessors, Around the Way Girls 6 features three popular authors presenting their versions of the tough, street-smart girls that everyone loves.Yana and Kiki had to grow up much too fast, thanks to their mother's drug habit. They've got each other's backs, but even that might not be enough to protect them from the ruthless drug dealer who's got them under his thumb.Connie is tired of struggling to get by, so when a shady corrections officer introduces her to a sure thing, she jumps at the chance. It doesn't take long, though, for her to recognize that her new hustle is bringing more drama than she bargained for.Quiana wants nothing more than to do the right thing. After bearing witness to her mother's heinous murder at the hands of her drug-addicted boyfriend, she is struggling with the ramifications of losing the only person in the world who truly loved her.

Arrow's fall [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Lackey, Mercedes, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 10 min.)) : digital.
With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, now of marriageable age, Talia, the Queen's Own Herald, returns to court. Here, she finds the Queen and heir beset by diplomatic intrigue as various forces vie for control of Elspeth's future. But just as Talia is about to uncover the traitor behind all these intrigues, she is sent off on a mission to the neighboring kingdom, chosen by the Queento investigate the worth of a marriage proposal from Prince Ancar. And, to her horror, Talia soon discovers there is far more going on at Prince Ancar's court than just preparation for a hoped-for royal wedding. For a different magic than that of the Heralds is loose in Ancar's realm-an evil and ancient sorcery that may destroy all of Valdemar unless Talia can send warning to her Queen in time.

As the Christmas cookie crumbles [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Budewitz, Leslie, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 01 min.)) : digital.
In Jewel Bay, all is merry and bright. At Murphy's Mercantile, AKA the Merc, manager Erin Murphy is ringing in the holiday season with food, drink, and a new friend: Merrily Thornton. A local girl gone wrong, Merrily's turned her life around. But her parents have publicly shunned her, and they nurse a bitterness that chills Erin. When Merrily goes missing and her boss discovers he's been robbed, fingers point to Merrily-until she's found dead, a string of lights around her neck. The clues and danger snowball from there. Can Erin nab the killer-and keep herself in one piece-in time for a special Christmas Eve?

Atlanta noir [electronic resource].

July 12, 2018
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 02 min.)) : digital.
Atlanta itself is a crime scene. After all, Georgia was founded as a de facto penal colony and in 1864, Sherman burned the city to the ground. We might argue about whether the arson was the crime or the response to the crime, but this is indisputable: Atlanta is a city sewn from the ashes and everything that grows here is at once fertilized and corrupted by the past . . . These stories do not necessarily conform to the traditional expectations of noir . . . However, they all share the quality of exposing the rot underneath the scent of magnolia and pine. Noir, in my opinion, is more a question of tone than content. The moral universe of the story is as significant as the physical space. Noir is a realm where the good guys seldom win; perhaps they hardly exist at all. Few bad deeds go unrewarded, and good intentions are not the road to hell, but are hell itself . . . Welcome to Atlanta Noir. Come sit on the veranda, or the terrace of a high-rise condo. Pour yourself a glass of sweet tea, and fortify it with a slug of bourbon. Put your feet up. Enjoy these stories, and watch your back. Contains mature themes.

Back check : an Aces Hockey novel [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Jamieson, Kelly, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 42 min.)) : digital.
Tanner Bennet hates weddings. They just remind him that he simply isn't cut out for any kind of healthy, committed relationship-never has been, never will be. After getting rejected by the girl he thought was "the one" all those years ago, he made a huge mistake and married the wrong person. Now that the divorced heartbreaker has reluctantly agreed to be a groomsman for one of his NHL teammates, the last thing he expects is a chance at redemption with the one that got away. After Marc Dupuis of the Chicago Aces hires wedding planner Katelyn Medford, she discovers that her big break comes with a twist: a reunion with her college sweetheart. The way she dumped Tanner still haunts her. Eight years-and three broken engagements-later, Katelyn knows she'll never have that kind of innocent, wide-eyed passion again. Still, she and Tanner soon generate enough body heat to burn up the sheets. And even with Tanner's career with the Aces up in the air, Katelyn's wondering whether the time is right to let him in for real. Contains mature themes.

Barbarian's mate [electronic resource].

July 12, 2018
Dixon, Ruby, author.
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 34 min.)) : digital.
"Resonance" is supposed to be a dream-that's when your soulmate is chosen for you. And everyone on the ice planet has hooked up with a big, hunky soulmate of their own . . . except me. So do I want a mate? Heck yeah. More than anything, all I've ever wanted is to be loved by someone. Except that the soulmate chosen for me? My least favorite person on the darn ice planet. Haeden's the most cranky, disapproving, unpleasant, overbearing male alien . . . so why is it that my body sings when he gets close? Why is he working so hard to prove to me that he's not as awful as I think he is? I hate him . . . don't I? Contains mature themes.

Barbarian's Prize [electronic resource].

July 12, 2018
Dixon, Ruby.
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 06 min.)) : digital.
It's hard being the most popular girl on the ice planet. The alien men are falling all over themselves to impress me in the hopes that I'll take them to my furs. But they don't know my secrets-none of them do. And they don't realize that behind my smile, I just wish they'd go away. I don't want any of them. I want someone else-someone with a gorgeous blue body, big horns, and the most intense gaze ever. He's the only one that knows the truth. Maybe with him, I can work through my fears of the past . . . but I'm pretty sure he wants more than just friendship. He wants forever, and I'm not sure I can give it. Contains mature themes.

Battleborn [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Chadd, Joshua C.
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 36 min.)) : digital.
After the events in Nebraska, the Andderson brothers continue their trek northward, joined by Emmett and the girls. The group makes their way through Wyoming to meet up with Tank, the brothers' best friend from a time before the apocalypse. They're delayed when they stumble upon a school full of over a hundred survivors-most of them children. While Connor disagrees with James's choice to help them, he follows his brother's lead as a series of drastic events makes James the unspoken leader of the large group. Responsibility weighing heavily on James's shoulders, they resume their journey north to rendezvous with Tank. Zombies become the least of their concerns as the group faces a new enemy hell-bent on their destruction. When the situation goes from bad to worse, the brothers are confronted with the horrible reality that no matter how prepared you are, at the end of the world, death is always right around the corner.

Beard up [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Vale, Lani Lynn.
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 12 min.)) : digital.
Ghost [gohst] noun: the soul of a dead person, a disembodied, vague, shadowy spirit wandering among or haunting living persons; a mere shadow or semblance; a trace. That noun sums up Ghost and what his life has become with painful precision. He is barely living, merely existing but never thriving. There wasn't much that could pull him from the darkness he willingly inhabits . . . except one thing. Her. She is the reason he's done what he's done, and his life has become what it has become. He haunts his former life, lurking in the background, surviving on occasional glimpses of the only thing good that is left in his miserable life. The horror he has inflicted upon her is nothing compared to the terror that waits for her when someone moves in to take her from him. The thing about being stuck in the past is that it is like walking through life backwards. She is always looking back, so she doesn't see what is happening in front of her. Unfortunately for her, it turns out that the ghosts of the past aren't nearly as terrifying as the monsters of the future. They say that true love is like a ghost, something that many talk about but few have seen. It's a good thing for that, too, because he'll need that element of surprise to protect her. Contains mature themes.

Begin Again : The Brave Practice of Releasing Hurt and Receiving Rest [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Tankersley, Leeana, 1975-
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 06 min.)) : digital.
What happens when life begins to trip us up and failure starts creeping in? Many of us just keep on doing the same thing, hoping for different results. Some of us look for escape, to find a way out of the mess we feel that we've created. But neither enduring nor escaping is ultimately what we need. The answer is to allow ourselves to begin again, every day, in every part of our lives. Through engaging, lyrical prose, Leeana Tankersley shows women how to forgive themselves, develop new and healthier patterns of living, and do away with resentment and regret. Her life-giving words will free women who are feeling stuck and allow them to clear out the debris to make room for what God wants to do in their lives. To begin again is to open the window, even a crack, to let the breeze of grace come in. It is a call to stop running from our fears. To take one small step toward becoming the brave women we were made to be.

Blindsighted [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Slaughter, Karin, 1971-
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 07 min.)) : digital.
The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the town's pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped, Sibyl has been cut: two deep knife wounds form a lethal cross over her stomach. But it's only once Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killer's brutality starts to become clear. Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver -- Sara's ex-husband -- is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found, crucified, only a few days later, he has to face the fact that Sibyl's murder wasn't a single personal attack: They're dealing with a sadistic rapist turned killer who is terrorizing rural Grant County. Jeffrey isn't alone in his search. Lena Adams -- the county's sole female detective -- wants to see justice done since her sister was the first victim. Sara, too, cannot escape the terror. A secret from her past could hold the key to finding the killer -- unless he finds her first.

Boomerangers [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Orgeron, Heather M.
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 53 min.)) : digital.
Boomerangers [boo-muh-rang-ers] noun, informal: an adult that moves back home to live with a parent after a period of independence. Spencer I love sex. I love the power, the intimacy, the euphoria it brings. Too bad I'm not having any . . . You'd think as New Orleans's most renowned sex therapist that I'd be swimming in single men. In a way, I am . . . except for the fact that one is in diapers and the other two are drowning in preteen hormones. As a single mother of three, my days are devoted to my clients and my kids, and my nights are spent with Fabio, my trusty vibrator. When my world begins to unravel, I have no choice but to move back home. And when my high school sweetheart comes waltzing back into my life, comedy and chaos ensue. What can I say? I never said I could pick 'em, but you can bet your ass I know how to fix 'em. Cooper As soon as the ink dried on my divorce papers, I made myself a solemn vow: I was done with relationships. Moving home to take over my father's firm was the plan, until Spencer decided to return, along with three souvenirs from the life she's lived without me. I've been in love with the girl next door for nearly all of my life; the rest was spent trying to forget her. I'd give almost anything for a second chance with her, but I have no time for distractions-especially the kind that involve diapers, bottles, and eighteen-year commitments. The problem is, she's already got me by the balls . . . and I'm beginning to feel the noose tightening around my heart. Contains mature themes.

Boss bride : the powerful woman's playbook for love and success [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Jackson, Charreah, author, narrator.
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 50 min.)) : digital.
Essence senior editor and international dating and career coach Charreah K. Jackson answers a never-ending question for women: Is it truly possible to have your dream career and be part of a fulfilling, satisfying, lasting romantic relationship too? In this relatable, entertaining, and confessional guide, Charreah navigates the complicated world of dating and careers, showing YOU how to have both. With advice ranging from dating like a pro and how to go hard AND go home, Charreah gives you the insight and inspiration to become a Boss Bride-a powerful woman who manages the many roles in her life with pride and enthusiasm, demands her worth, lives in the moment, and prioritizes love. Packing the book with tips, tricks, strategies, and testimonies from women across America, Charreah shows you the path to getting the corner office AND walking down the aisle-and how to stay that Boss Bride for life.

Bountiful [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Bowen, Sarina.
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 52 min.)) : digital.
No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules. Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara's bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling-a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on. Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life. Two years later, she's made peace with the notion that Dave No-Last-Name will never be found-until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless. Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he'd ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach. Or does it? Vermont's countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards-and hard-won love-are bountiful.

Bright Burns the Night : Dark Breaks the Dawn Duology, Book 2 [electronic resource]

July 12, 2018
Larson, Sara B.
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 53 min.)) : digital.
The conclusion to critically acclaimed author Sara B. Larson's haunting and romantic reimagining of Swan Lake, a YA duology packed with action, betrayal, romance, and twists. Ten years ago, King Lorcan of the Dark Kingdom Dorjhalon defeated Queen Evelayn and cut her conduit stone from her. Since then, he has kept her trapped in her swan form. With the loss of balance between Dark and Light, winter has descended and the Dra̕olon of ⁹adrolan lose more power every day. But once a year, Lorcan transforms her back to her Dra̕olon form and offers a truce. And every year Evelayn refuses -- for he requires her to Bind herself to him for life. But now, with an Ancient power bearing down upon them, everything may change. Evelayn will learn that the truths she once believed have shattered, and that she may need her enemies even more than her allies. Lorcan and Evelayn become partners in a desperate quest to return the balance of power to Lachalonia. How far will this partnership go? Can friendship -- perhaps even love -- bloom where hatred has taken root?

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